The Botanical Garden of Paris consists of four green areas, two of which are located on the territory of the Bois de Boulogne, and the rest in the Bois de Vincennes. On a total area of 70 thousand m2 there are about 15 thousand species of trees, shrubs and other plants.
Flora's four kingdoms
Bagatelle Park (Bagatelle) in the Bois de Boulogne is widely known all over the world for its huge rose garden, as well as the rose competition regularly held in it since 1907.
Broken in the middle of the 18th century. it covers an area of 24 hectares with landscaped gardens, a lily pond and the Comte d'Artois Palace of Bagatelle.
Greenhouse auteuil garden Bois de Boulogne (Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil) was founded in 1898 by Jean-Camille Formigé. The greenhouses and a greenhouse located on an area of 1 hectare reproduce the climatic conditions of various natural zones.
Visitors to the garden are attracted here by the opportunity to be among the araucaria of New Caledonia, to get acquainted with the flora of the Sahel zone or with an extensive collection of orchids, philodendrons, begonias and ficuses.
Established relatively recently in 1969 Flower park Paris (Le parc floral de Paris) is located in Bois de Vincennes... Occupying an area of 30 hectares, it provides visitors with the opportunity to get acquainted with the evolution of the plant world in 26 pavilions and outdoor areas.
Here are Jurassic plants, medicinal herbs, Japanese bonsai and numerous flowers. Among them, the size of the collection of irises, numbering 1 varieties, is striking. At the end of September, the Flower Park becomes the venue for the traditional dahlia competition.
In the arboretum of the school du Breuil (L'arboretum de l'école Du Breuil), ecosystems of meadows, swamps and forests have been recreated on an area of 12 hectares. Since 1936, a collection of trees has been formed in it, which currently consists of 885 species.
Union of Science and Art
The main mission of the Botanical Garden is to preserve endemic and acclimatized species of rare plants. Each of its subdivisions carries out a great deal of scientific work and participates in international research programs to control climate change and preserve natural biodiversity.
Diverse collections and natural monuments form the basis for educational animation programs designed for adults and children. All kinds of exhibitions and thematic excursions help visitors better understand the features of each part of the garden and appreciate the fragility of wildlife.
Over the long history, a unique architectural and landscape complex with remarkable monuments of history and culture has developed in the Botanical Garden. In a wonderful natural setting, a number of major national and international festivals and competitions are held annually on its territory.
During the summer, visitors to the Botanical Garden have the opportunity to meet world celebrities at concerts of the classical music cycle Classique au Vert, or at the Festival Chopin and Les Musicales de Bagatelle. One can also get in touch with the work of virtuoso musicians during the Les solistes à Bagatelles festival.
Rhythms and melodies of jazz, soul, blues and reggae sound during the days of the Paris Jazz Festival and Les Pestacles. At the chamber music festival L'Octuor de France, its guests become spectators not only of concerts, but also of silent film sessions.